Tributes have been paid to a "loving son, father, and brother" who died after a crash in Aberdare.

Jamie Owen, from Cadoxton, Neath, died after being hit by a black Ford Transit van on the A4059 on Saturday evening.

The 43-year-old, who worked for a maintenance company in Neath, was described as a "valued and respected member of the team".

A family tribute said: "Jamie was a loving son, father, and brother and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. We as a family are finding comfort in hearing about how well thought of he was by so many people.

“We remember with fondness the many years he worked for a local maintenance company in Neath and was considered as such a valued and respected member of the team. He loved being out working within the community and meeting many people was his passion.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the emergency workers at the scene who tried so hard to help him.”

South Wales Police officers are investigating the circumstances of the crash which took place at around 10.50pm between the Trecynon roundabout, known locally as the chicken factory roundabout, and the Robertstown roundabout.

The driver of the van, aged 30, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation.

Anybody who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have dash camera footage or who may have seen either the pedestrian or Ford Transit Custom van prior to the incident is asked to contact 101 and give reference *018269.